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    Hi sixth formers/ any a-level students. My teacher told me today that our year 10 and 11 mock exams will form part of our application to sixth form and college. Are they truly this important? I believed it was just year 11 mocks before our actual exams, as a couple of my year 10 mocks were really bad. Can anyone please clarify? If I don't plan on taking this subject for a-level, do they still see the results?
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    Hi sixth formers/ any a-level students. My teacher told me today that our year 10 and 11 mock exams will form part of our application to sixth form and college. Are they truly this important? I believed it was just year 11 mocks before our actual exams, as a couple of my year 10 mocks were really bad. Can anyone please clarify? If I don't plan on taking this subject for a-level, do they still see the results?
    My sixth form did it based only your actual GCSE results, so it was sort of like a 'conditional' place until the results came in. Tbh though pretty much everybody got accepted and some people just had to resit GCSEs, since you have to stay in education until your 18 now the school can't exactly just reject you
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    It will give the college an idea of your grades as for my applications I had to write my predicted grades, I think. But when I enrolled, it was the actual grades that mattered. As long as you had the right grade for the subject you wanted to study, it was fine!
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    Hi sixth formers/ any a-level students. My teacher told me today that our year 10 and 11 mock exams will form part of our application to sixth form and college. Are they truly this important? I believed it was just year 11 mocks before our actual exams, as a couple of my year 10 mocks were really bad. Can anyone please clarify? If I don't plan on taking this subject for a-level, do they still see the results?
    Lol no teacher will care about your Y10 mocks. IMO they only set them because those from above tell them to.

    What they will care about is your mocks in Y11 and your actual results. The latter being the most important.
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    (Original post by sophieannie1515)
    Hi sixth formers/ any a-level students. My teacher told me today that our year 10 and 11 mock exams will form part of our application to sixth form and college. Are they truly this important? I believed it was just year 11 mocks before our actual exams, as a couple of my year 10 mocks were really bad. Can anyone please clarify? If I don't plan on taking this subject for a-level, do they still see the results?
    Not really. I am in year 11 now and have applied to other schools for sixth form. They only count the actual GCSE grades. But the schools I applied to asked for predicted grades before they made offers. They didn't ask for any mock results. It depends how your school decides predicted grades I think. My predicted grades were much better than my mock grades luckily.
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    Thanks to all who applied, it did scare me a little bit that any bad mock grades for subjects I don't even like might come back to haunt me! My predicted and mock grades are so far off each other!
 
 
 
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